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March 15, 2006

Unprecedented

Time for some more shameless self-promotion. Last night saw the publication of the official results from rounds 5 and 6 of the British Universities Karting Championship, which took place last Wednesday at the fantastic Buckmore Park circuit. Round 6 in particular was particularly notable, as Warwick's B-team really produced the goods and recorded their highest BUKC finish since records began, and by some margin. They finished…wait for it…11th!!! Doesn't sound overwhelmingly impressive, does it? Even considering that there were 50 teams racing? And our prior best finish was a mere 20th place last year? And that we beat all the other universities' B-teams? Here I am, just before nailing some guy driving for Loughborough B (boo! hsss!):

Buckmore

Oh well, we (I say 'we' cos I race for Warwick B, hence the shameless self promotion ;)) were all pretty pleased with ourselves. This year we've been fortunate to have some pretty decent karters join the club. We've not had any new talent coming in ready to win races straight out of the box, but we do more than enough talent to really own the midfield of the BUKC. Indeed, so much so that the B team has spent a lot of time this year fighting off (and succumbing to) the attentions of Warwick C, which is great.

At the start of the year we were hopeful that the Bs would be able to challenge Warwick A, who really do have some top-class karters. Happily, the Bs have done a reasonable job of keeping the As keen. Indeed, the As had a bit of a mare in round 6 and finished 23rd :s. Oh well. Anyway, it all looks good for next year though…hopefully some of the stars of the Bs this year will turn into race winners, and surely some top-class karters will join the club next year. Next week sees the final two rounds of BUKC 2006 take place at Clay Pigeon Raceway in Dorset, and hopefully all the Warwick teams will deliver the goods. Unless this bloke, who is also racing, decides to punt us all off cos he's scared we'll all be quicker than him ;-)


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